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Allgäuer Weihnachtsbier

Formerly brewed at Allgäuer Brauhaus (Oetker Group)
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Kempten, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
With its spicy taste, a true joy for the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2337) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2004
I think this is the same beer..says Winterfestival on the label..suppose it is the English version..label looks the same otherwise. Bought in the euro-style pint bottle, nice shiny/sparkly label. Quite an unusual appearance, its almost murky like a hefe weissen, slightly darker gold though with a pure white head. Smell is mostly quite malty for a German beer, with some linger spicy tones. Very malty taste again and balanced by peppery spiciness, some hops evident at the end. Exceptionally smooth on the palate. Nice easy drinking winter beer..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7412) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Good solid Helles, light golden appearance, decent sized head - good lacing. Sweet, candy like aroma, very pleasant. Flavor has elements of mown grass, bread and sour apples. Goes down smoooth. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
This was a good break in a session that featured lots of heavy Imperial stouts and bocks. Grain and light pear aroma, with a bread yeastiness. Hazy gold, absolutely great label. Grainy, fairly bland, yeasty, light sweetness. Quick finish, bready with a bit of lime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 12, 2003
Light hops and yeast in the aroma. Nice light golden color with a rapidly disappearing head. The taste is sweet, maybe some kind of candy sugar is in there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Quickly dissipating medium off-white head atop a clear golden body. Aroma is medium sweet, cookie dough, apple juice, light ginger. Taste is light-medium sweet, apple, light grassy and bread, finishing apple and light grassy. Light-medium body. Not bad, but there's nothing to it that would make me want to buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Bready,mild hop aroma.Medium gold appearance.Balanced rich mellow bread dough hop flavor.It seems every German Winter beer I try turns out to be some type of lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 27, 2003
Pours a golden yelllow color with a nice white head that quickly diminishes. The aroma was typical for a lager...I guess I'm just not into these things because it pretty much smells and tastes like a better version of Budweiser. The aroma and flavor had a hint of lemon, and was slightly bready. Nice crsip feel with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2003
1/4/03. Clear gold color with a thick white head. Light hoppy aroma. Slightly hoppy flavor with sweet, malty flavor with hints of caramel. Faint spiciness too. Easy to drink. Threw me for a loop when I first poured it. Not what I expected for a winter beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Strwa golden color, light head formation. Sour fruity, light ly grainy aroma. Mild, spritzy palate, sweet kiwi fruit front. Finishes with a grainy dryness and light hop, with fruity sourness in the aftertaste. Not too confident on my lagers to categorize this, but also not sure what makes it a better "winterfestival" than their doppelbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2002
My label looked exactly like the picture, and the alcohol content was the same (5.5%) but mine was called Winterfestival. Since their website shows no such beer, I’ve concluded it is this one. Better hopping than most. Very nice flavor, and an impressive malt taste. Mild crispness and some dryness. Very good.

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